Tag Archives: Women’s Health

Executive Order Addresses Religious Objections To Contraception

The ACA's contraceptive mandate spawned about a hundred lawsuits, which tied up the Obama administration for half a decade. This post analyzes the background for the Trump EO provision and its potential impact.

May 5, 2017

Conservatives Are Using The American Health Care Act To Restrict Private Insurance From Covering Abortion

While House Republicans find themselves divided on a wide range of important issues in the American Health Care Act , in one area they are united. The new legislation's language barring federal money from being used to support any private insurance plan that covers abortion.

March 21, 2017

Private Payer Participation In Coverage With Evidence Development: A Case Study

Coverage with Evidence Development is a promising solution to funding investigations of experimental services. Blue Shield's participation in the Wisdom study shows that private payers can help address the critical funding gap for comparative effectiveness studies.

March 14, 2017

Reproductive Health Under Assault

The outcome of the 2016 elections has set into motion an expected but nonetheless deeply damaging anti-abortion agenda that is slowly taking form in the Trump administration’s early days -- aided by the Republican majority House and Senate.

March 3, 2017

Can Community Health Centers Fill The Health Care Void Left By Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Despite the health benefits and cost savings that flow from family planning, there can be little doubt that withdrawal of federal funding from excluded providers will adversely affect access to care.

January 27, 2017

Administration Sticks With Current Accommodation For Employers Objecting To Contraceptive Coverage

One issue the outgoing Obama administration needed to wrap up was its response to the Supreme Court in the Zubik litigation. On January 9, the administration announced that it was not modifying its current accommodation for employers that object to contraceptive coverage on religious grounds.

January 10, 2017

The Women’s Health Amendment Is Getting An Update. What Should It Include?

ACOG and its colleague organizations should address four areas of importance for sexual and reproductive health: expanding the contraceptive coverage guarantee; expanding coverage of services to prevent HIV and other STIs; covering and ensuring adequate reimbursement for preventive counseling...

September 14, 2016

A Reprieve For Women: Embracing Inclusive Scientific Research

An ambitious new clinical trial funded by the NIH called REPRIEVE prioritizes the analysis of sex differences in the onset, severity, and course of HIV and heart disease.

September 13, 2016

CMS Provides New Clarity For Family Planning Under Medicaid

Medicaid accounts for three-quarters of public funding for family planning in the United States. CMS' sweeping new regulations and three additional pieces of guidance to state officials together form the most comprehensive set of rules, principles, and recommendations for states that CMS has...

July 12, 2016

When Common Sense And Public Health Prevail: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

The Supreme Court's 5-3 majority ruling overturning two restrictions on abortion in Texas represents a full-throated reaffirmation of the balancing test first set forth by the Court 25 years ago in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern United States v. Casey.

July 1, 2016